Supporting Team

The Supporting Team assists the Executive Team in day-to-day operations within each department. These include Associate Vice Presidents and Managers.


JEFF LAM – Associate Vice President of Operations

Jeff LamJeff is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Science in the field of Biology at the University of Waterloo.

He firmly believes that everyone should have an equal opportunity when it comes to education. When he found an organization that did just that, he joined the team and has been devoted to making that belief a reality.

During his spare time, Jeff is a Research Assistant at the University of Waterloo. He is interested in the fields of molecular biology and biophysical nanotechnology.

With such a strong passion and belief for free education, Jeff is currently the Associate Vice President of Operations at TBB, helping with ongoing tutoring support and match-up meetings.

LIYANA NIK – Associate Vice President of Operations

Liyana NikLiyana Nik joined Tutoring Beyond Borders in May 2013 as a co-op student and Educational Manager. She appreciates the effort that everyone puts in to make TBB a great free tutoring service. While in school, Liyana was always happy to help her friends or siblings when it came to explaining school related materials. She was glad that she was able to continue this with TBB that she decided to keep on volunteering once her co-op term ended. Liyana believes that TBB offers the best solution to students who are willing to put in the effort to achieve their goals.

Liyana is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science in the hopes of being an actuary once she graduates. Apart from assisting the Vice President of Operations at TBB, Liyana also volunteers her time in other clubs and organizations at the University of Waterloo.


KATHY CHEN – Human Resources Manager

JEFFREY HO – Human Resources Manager

PAUL LI – Human Resources Manager


TAMARA DE PIERO – Associate Vice President of Marketing

Tamara De PieroTamara De Piero is currently a 4th year Honours Communication Studies student with a minor in History at Wilfrid Laurier University. She aspires to work in the field of event planning and fundraising within the sports industry.

Throughout her high school years she was always involved in numerous sports ranging from hockey to soccer, volleyball to tennis, and swimming to running. She is a huge hockey fan, showing a particular passion towards the Toronto Maple Leafs.

During her years here at Laurier Tamara has been heavily involved in intramural sports, volleyball being her favourite. She has been the captain of her team for the past four semesters! She has also been involved in several volunteering initiatives – which have included (volunteering at) food banks, soup kitchens as well as tutoring young students in math. She also holds a high position on the Communication Studies Students Association at Laurier and manages many of the fundraising and event planning activities for the team.

Tamara knows how important volunteers are to a community – especially student volunteers on campus. For those reasons Tamara strongly believes in and supports the values and over all mission of TBB. As AVP of marketing at Laurier, Tamara hopes to market and push the overall growth of TBB to the student body of Laurier.